Jill Smith has a new website. Make sure you put your sunglasses on before visiting it, because it is very bright!
She is still doing her online workshops and she says that if you tell her when you book that you read about it on my blog you can have 10% off the price.
Pat Dolan has a great Tutorial on framing small quilts on her blog. I am always looking for alternatives to hanging sleeves so this was most welcome.
Sara at Mainly Zaz has a brilliant photo tutorial about how to make handmade paper. Be warned, though, it’s soggy work!
I made some last year and posted some pics on my blog. Some more here and here.
(Sorry for the multiple links but it was when I was with Blogger and used to use Hello and Picasa to upload photos and only used to upload one at a time…).
Oh for the good old days… my blog will be two years old on 21st January!! I’m mentioning it now just in case it passes me by on the 21st!
One reason I have been quiet over the last couple of weeks is because I have been taking a course in Search Engine Optimization and website marketing – a free course! – run by Cricket Bailey and that led me to another related course on html and css.
Search engine optimization is how to write your website code and content in order to improve your ratings on Google and other search engines – in other words, how to improve your chances of people finding you! This course has been teaching me lots of new things… it has also made me realise that I need to rewrite a lot of my website content and code so I’ve joined another of the related groups to get to grips more with html and css.
In case anyone else is interested, they are starting another rerun of the courses on January 6th. You have to join at least two Yahoo groups and fill various forms in to register correctly and I found this a bit of a kerfuffle to start with, but it has been worth it! Once you have joined, you can stay with the classes as many times as you like – they encourage you to work on one webpage at a time.
If you want to do the courses, you have to register with them and follow the links to join the relevant Yahoo groups.
I’ve just finished reading an interview with Carol Miller of Quilt University about how she came to start it. It’s interesting to see how it all started…
I know a lot of you were interested to see what I made in the Personal Symbols course which I took with Susan Sorrell earlier in the year. I noticed just now on perusing the Joggles website that Susan is teaching it again starting on October 24th. Here are the details about it if anyone is interested.
If you want to see the relevant posts from my blog, click on the ‘creativity’ and ‘painting’ categories in the sidebar.
I really must get going again … I seem to be at a full stop with my creativity over the last few months (apart from splashy stuff like dyeing of course!).